1The Green Dolphin, V&A Waterfront
One of the Mother City’s finest jazz venues, in their own words ”dedicated to the preservation of jazz.”
A Jozi musical institution, where South Africa’s finest muso’s come to jam. Committed to live SA music, many local jazz luminaries got their first break here.
3Thunder Road Rock Diner, Florida Road
A Route 66 vibe with top-dollar live local acts. When the muso’s aren’t gigging, munch tex-mex to the sound of rock’ n blues.
4Mercury Live & Lounge
One of Cape Town’s best independent live music venue’s SA’s top bands and performing artist’s rock this joint every night of the week.
5Tings and Times, Pretoria
Come and chill out to SA’s best live music at this reggae-inspired, 100% attitude-free zone. Some say it’s the greatest joint in the city.
6Jan Harmsgat se Agterplaas, Cullinan
Don’t be fooled by this venue’s quirky exterior that looks like the aftermath of a mad bull in a china shop. Some of the country’s most cross-cultural, cutting edge performers rock this barnyard.
7Blues Room, Sandton
Old-time jazz bands, rock, hip-hop or stand-up comedy. Anything goes at the all-night Blues Room, and we guarantee you’ll never be blue!
8Zack’s, Wilsons Wharf
Where Durban’s indie muso’s come to twang a guitar string or 6. From afternoon jazz to all night rock – the only thing more wicked than the vibe is the cocktail menu.
9Rainbow Restaurant & Jazz Club, Pinetown
Jazz, protest and beer. 25 years on, South Africa’s greatest musician’s continue to perform at this legendary anti-apartheid jazz and supper club.
10Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts, Cape Town
Warm summer afternoons, with breathtaking views being serenaded by SA’s best local bands make this musical get together on the slopes of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town a treat.